Urge Oggi by Daniele Spanò is a reflection on game’s nature, declined within the world of computers and artificial intelligence. Two computers play rock, paper, scissors.
The project shows the viewer a software that plays against itself, raising a series of questions that lead to reflect on the relationship between human and machine and how they can approach the same area, in this case that of the game. In the machine’s game dynamics, the properly human components such as, for example, strategic considerations are missing. The viewer is led to wonder if fun can be part of the machine’s skills or if the game’s result is just “an intelligent and boring multimedia installation”.